What Is Pearson Education?


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Pearson Education is a global education company that provides curriculum, assessment and technology resources to both students and teachers. The company offers its services and products in the categories of preK-12, higher education and professional education, and it hosts online stores featuring the company's textbooks and other educational materials.

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An important part of Pearson Education's work is to partner with schools to provide digital solutions to their educational needs. Features of these digital resources include supplementary resources for standard curriculum items, as well as performance-based assessments and adaptive learning programs to better measure student progress and adapt curriculum material to the student's level.

Examples of the company's preK-12 offerings are Human Anatomy and Physiology, the Ecce Romani Latin Program, the Pearson English Learning System, Marine Science: The Dynamic Ocean and Miller and Levine Biology. The higher education division includes the Praxis Series Online Tutorial, Pearson's Nursing Review & Rationales Series, the Mastering series (including biology, chemistry and other basic sciences) and Learning Catalytics.

The Professional division aims at providing workforce support and job-related education. Educational material divides into categories such as Business and Finance Professionals, Human Resources Professionals, Associations and Non-Profits, Corporations, and Government, among others. The division also offers an online mentoring program.

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